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Another Apple Special Event Coming Soon

CowboyNeal posted more than 7 years ago | from the big-announcements dept.

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Sabathius writes "Hard on the heels of the last 'Special Event,' Mac Rumors reports that Apple will make another announcement on the 25th of September just one day before Photokina, a world-wide a photography/imaging gathering in Germany. There are rumors of a new version of Aperture (based on the lens image on the invitation matching the one on the Aperture box), as well as the possibility of a MacBook Pro update."

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iCamera? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16111839)

nt

Jesus H. Christ (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16111876)

Does the fanboyism ever stop? Yes, Apple makes good stuff, but they have so many evil qualities. Lose the blinders, fellow horsies!

Aperture update? (0, Redundant)

davidmcg (796487) | more than 7 years ago | (#16111911)

Could be an Aperture update. Or some new image/film manipulation software..

Re:Aperture update? (-1, Offtopic)

jellomizer (103300) | more than 7 years ago | (#16112095)

Or new image/film manipulation hardware. Like a Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro!

 

Re:Aperture update? (3, Funny)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 7 years ago | (#16113044)

Any chance of the rumored Video iPod finally coming out I wonder???

Re:Aperture update? (1)

jfengel (409917) | more than 7 years ago | (#16113405)

It seems unlikely. They just released a bunch of new iPods this week, and in conjunction with a video event (selling movies online). It would look like "Hey, we had one more thing but we couldn't get the demo ready in time."

Re:Aperture update? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16113534)

-1 no sense of mumour

Definition of 'special' (2, Interesting)

payndz (589033) | more than 7 years ago | (#16111930)

Would a new version of Aperture be big enough to qualify as a 'special' event? It would be of interest to photo pros, but hardly anyone else.

Who knows? Maybe it's the damn iPhone at last!

Re:Definition of 'special' (4, Insightful)

tbone1 (309237) | more than 7 years ago | (#16112063)

Would a new version of Aperture be big enough to qualify as a 'special' event? It would be of interest to photo pros, but hardly anyone else.

Given that we are talking about a big trade show for photography professionals, I'd say that it is potentially a special event for those at the trade show.

Re:Definition of 'special' (0, Offtopic)

jellomizer (103300) | more than 7 years ago | (#16112083)

Maybe they will show it running on a Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro!

Re:Definition of 'special' (1)

Trumpet of Doom (1002887) | more than 7 years ago | (#16180647)

Yes, jellomizer, we get the picture. I guess as of my post, we'll find out tomorrow morning (at least in my time zone...)

Re:Definition of 'special' (2, Interesting)

Jeff DeMaagd (2015) | more than 7 years ago | (#16112282)

When I've been paying attention, when there is a major trade show going on, is when Apple announces some software closely related to the trade show's target industry, and hardware announced to support that software, though the hardware has more broad appeal. NAB2005, Final Cut Studio, Universal + 17" Mac Book Pro Core Duo notebook, actually, most Final Cut updates are announced at NAB. The next minor update announced at IBC2006 is possibly the lone exception for Final Cut updates in a long time, but I suppose the iMac updates pair up with that nicely. The photography show where Aperture was announced also had the Power Mac G5 Quad / dual core PowerMacs and updated PowerBooks.

Re:Definition of 'special' (4, Funny)

lionel77 (947918) | more than 7 years ago | (#16114560)

Given that we are talking about a big trade show for photography professionals, I'd say that it is potentially a special event for those at the trade show.
Can we please stop these baseless speculations? What's next? Someone suggesting that a keynote at Apple's World Wide Developer conference is actually geared towards the attending OS X developers?

Re:Definition of 'special' (2, Interesting)

ronanbear (924575) | more than 7 years ago | (#16112301)

This event is the biggest event for the professional photographer trade. Maybe Apple have some big plans for Aperture but there are other possibilities. Apple have moved towards including iSight cameras as standard on most of their computers but the resolution is not that high. Not high enough to be used as an alternative to a scanner for OCRing text documents.

For many people this would be a killer app especially with Apples knack for making it simple and intuitive. I know there are already ways of doing this but they're less well known.

Re:Definition of 'special' (1)

Yahweh Doesn't Exist (906833) | more than 7 years ago | (#16113928)

scanners are dead.

I use my 8MP camera. it even has a document mode. and it takes less time to photo and upload than just for a scanner to warm up.

I can't see why anyone would buy a scanner any more unless it was a multi-thousand dollar model with all kinds of fancy auto-feed duplex-scan with built-in OCR and photocopy functions.

updated conclusion: home-use scanners are dead.

Re:Definition of 'special' (1)

WhiteWolf666 (145211) | more than 7 years ago | (#16114696)

Your 8MP camera does not come close to the resolution of a decent home scanner.

Any HP Office-jet comes with auto-feed duplex scanning, and built-in OCR, photocopy, and faxing.

I just bought an Office-jet 5610 for $119

That's why ;-)

Plus, getting the camera to line up is not where as easy as getting the scanner to line up.

Re:Definition of 'special' (1)

mrchaotica (681592) | more than 7 years ago | (#16114888)

Why would I want to have to take the time to ever so carefully position the camera directly purpendicular to the page and then edit the photo afterwards to remove the skew that would inevitably show up anyway, when I could just stick the page on a flat glass plate and hit "Scan"?

Re:Definition of 'special' (1)

Yahweh Doesn't Exist (906833) | more than 7 years ago | (#16123891)

>Why would I want to have to take the time to ever so carefully position...

worst straw man ever.

why would I want an extra device to do this? taking up extra money, space, time, effort and not even being portable?

Re:Definition of 'special' (1)

mrchaotica (681592) | more than 7 years ago | (#16125362)

What do you mean? It's less of a hassle, because the scanner is already attached to the computer, and all you have to do is stick the paper in and hit "scan." And if you hadn't noticed, scanners have been really cheap for a long time now.

Now, if you're talking about having some kind of nomadic lifestyle, then yeah, your situation is different. But that just means you're weird!

Hope Apature is Far Improved (1, Interesting)

QuantumFTL (197300) | more than 7 years ago | (#16111962)

I, for one, really hope Apature is far improved from the original version. I have a friend who is a senior photojournalist for Time Magazine - one of the first at the magazine to use digital photography, back in the old $2000-for-three-megapixel days. He was very interested in Apature until he saw what an utter piece of junk the software was. With Apple re-organizing the development effort, one can hope they've really learned from their mistakes, and make something worth buying here.

I for one am a huge fan of Apple software, and there's little that dissapoints me more than something like that. Good luck guys!

Re:Hope Apature is Far Improved (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16111973)

gg troll. it's apeture dumb fuck.

Re:Hope Apature is Far Improved (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16111990)

Appleture?

Anyway, it's Aperture, you dumb fuck.

Re:Hope Apature is Far Improved (1)

QuantumFTL (197300) | more than 7 years ago | (#16119652)

Congratulations, you can use spell check. I'm sure your mom upstairs is very proud. Mine isn't.

Re:Hope Apature is Far Improved (1)

Trumpet of Doom (1002887) | more than 7 years ago | (#16120241)

No, he can't. Look at what the other person who responded said.

Re:Hope Apature is Far Improved (0, Flamebait)

agent dero (680753) | more than 7 years ago | (#16112035)

Nothing beats ad hominem attacks on Slashdot based on "a friend of mine said X"

Look, say what you will, but Apple is trying new things, and they're moving very swiftly. Whether they'll be showing off some new photo software, or what, Apple has been doing a great job lately of pushing out software that works and updating it very rapidly. I hope they show off Final Cut Pro 6, a new version of Aperture, or a new piece of software, who knows, but they're pushing, and pushing hard enough that I think the rest of the industry (competition, mostly) is having trouble keeping up.

Tell your "friend" that if he's got such an issue with something Apple's released, "he" can always help make it better reporting bugs, features, etc [apple.com] instead of griping about it ad hominem on some public forum on the internet.

Working Software... (-1, Flamebait)

DreddUK (255582) | more than 7 years ago | (#16112069)

.. yeah, it's working great. Like the pile of trash that is iTunes 7. Corrupted cover art, CoverFlow may/may not run on your PC, audio glitches, SoundBridges broken cause they changed the DAAP protocols....

Really glad they polished that of, before letting it out the door.

Re:Working Software... (3, Insightful)

Yahweh Doesn't Exist (906833) | more than 7 years ago | (#16112128)

>Like the pile of trash that is iTunes 7 on my copy of Microsoft Windows.

fixed a bug in your rant. happy to help.

Re:Working Software... (1)

DreddUK (255582) | more than 7 years ago | (#16112318)

;) True, it does work better on my MacBook... ;).

Must remember my tags in future ...

MODS: Parent is Funny, not Flaimbait! (1)

Gary W. Longsine (124661) | more than 7 years ago | (#16113495)

Hop to it.

Re:Hope Apature is Far Improved (1)

QuantumFTL (197300) | more than 7 years ago | (#16119661)

I love how "ad hominem" is now a synonym for "any attack I feel is baseless." I did not mention the professional by name because it could be detrimental to his career. You can choose to believe me (I have known this person for the last 6 years), or you can choose to think I am full of it. To be honest, I do not really care. All I do care about, as far as this story is concerned, is that Apple releases a product that I won't be embarassed by.

I worked on special effects for an IMAX film (yes, I do have an IMDB entry for that) and we found some very... interesting bugs in Final Cut. Let's just say that Apple's Pro software is nowhere near as polished as their OS, etc. Doesn't play well with NFS, for one thing.

The individuals "gripes" were adequately addressed my the community at large. I very much enjoy Apple and its products (I've had a Mac since the classic in '91), however I do believe you would benefit from reading the Wikipedia articleon Ad Hominem attacks [wikipedia.org] as you seem rather confused. At least you didn't post AC.

We can only hope!!! (5, Funny)

Professor_UNIX (867045) | more than 7 years ago | (#16112022)

Please let it be a 12" widescreen iPod with touchscreen interface, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and built-in dual CDMA/GSM phone functionality with wireless Bluetooth stereo headphones! Oh please oh please oh please Steve!

Nah... (-1, Offtopic)

jellomizer (103300) | more than 7 years ago | (#16112072)

I Wanna Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro
I Wanna Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro
...
I Wanna Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro
I Wanna Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro

Re:We can only hope!!! (2, Funny)

jonwil (467024) | more than 7 years ago | (#16112124)

Throw in UMTS too please.

Re:We can only hope!!! (1)

ArAgost (853804) | more than 7 years ago | (#16112147)

Yes but.... will it run linux?

Re:We can only hope!!! (1)

otis wildflower (4889) | more than 7 years ago | (#16113113)

No..

It's the xMAC!!!!

Re:We can only hope!!! (1)

rf600r (236081) | more than 7 years ago | (#16113822)

Tether your cell phone to your Macbook. Done. Next question please.

Re:We can only hope!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16115210)

Hey now gotta becareful about those typos. I think you meant 12' iPod right?

Big whoop (-1, Troll)

dpbsmith (263124) | more than 7 years ago | (#16112029)

If the rumored product isn't terribly newsworthy, how can the rumor itself be newsworthy?

If I cared about hearing about the existence of every Apple announcement, I'd read Apple Hot News, not Slashdot.

Mutter, mutter, mumble, mutter, mutter...

Re:Big whoop (2, Informative)

Golias (176380) | more than 7 years ago | (#16113666)

If I cared about hearing about the existence of every Apple announcement, I'd read Apple Hot News, not Slashdot.

If I didn't care to see articles about Apple, I'd block those stories in my Slashdot preferences, not piss and moan like a whiney bitch trying to ruin everybody else's fun.

What is the point of this article? (4, Insightful)

frankie (91710) | more than 7 years ago | (#16112051)

The article blurb already sums up EVERYTHING that is known about this coming event. It coincides with a professional photography conference. The invite is a close-up of Aperture's logo. Aperture obviously matters a lot to that crowd, not so much to other people.

ThinkSecret doesn't have any more info about it than that. TUAW doesn't have any more info about it than that. MacRumors and MacOSRumors don't have any more info about it than that. Most likely there *is* no more info about it than that.

Aperture update, and maybe the new MBP too. End of story. Next time, how about waiting until there's actually something worth discussing, mmmkay?

Re:What is the point of this article? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16112533)

Rumors sites are for the terminally sad. Q.E. fucking D.

Re:What is the point of this article? (5, Funny)

squiggleslash (241428) | more than 7 years ago | (#16112764)

I've been looking in to it and I've found some remarkable information that might be interesting here.

Apple has been trying to find a way to shoe the Core 2 Duo into a MacBook and, frankly, it's not working out. The chip just uses too much power and generates too much heat.

So, don't expect an upgraded MBP this year. Instead, look for an amazing announcement next August at the WWDC. Jobs is going to announce a remarkable new development - the entire Apple line is switching to Sparc. They've been talking to Jonathan Schwartz, and he's sold them on the next generation of multiple core Sparcs, the successor to Niagara, codenamed "Viagra." For the last eight years, Mac OS X has been living an amazing, hitherto secret, triple life, running on PowerPC, Intel, and Sparc architectures.

When the 64 bit version of that'll not fit in a laptop, they'll announce a switch to MIPS in 2009, and a switch to ARM in 2011.

Re: What is the point of this article? (1)

gidds (56397) | more than 7 years ago | (#16115452)

I've found some remarkable information that might be interesting here.

I think you missed the "...but this margin is too small to contain it." bit.

Re:What is the point of this article? (2, Insightful)

dwightk (415372) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116129)

on a more serious (albeit off topic) note, it would be nice if Applications stayed Universal and Apple just sold people the fastest offering from Freescale/IBM or Intel/AMD...

One word.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16112185)

Newton

Re:One word.... (1)

FonzCam (841867) | more than 7 years ago | (#16112915)

Widescreen Newton so it can play iTunes movies?

Many posts already marked troll by fanbois.... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16112258)

Many posts here are saying this "rumor" is not newsworthy, and they are right. But leave it to the Apple fanbois to mod those comments down. These fanbois would be perfectly happy if Slashdot had a story on the front page every time Steve Jobs farted.

slashdot is a great marketing outlet (1)

m0llusk (789903) | more than 7 years ago | (#16112390)

It discussion of the latest marketing news releases that leverages slashdot as world class and best of breed.

Apple's HAL? (2, Funny)

acomj (20611) | more than 7 years ago | (#16112646)

Does that invitation remind anyone of HAL 9000.

Steve: open the ipod DRM HAL

HAL:I'M SORRY STEVE, I CAN'T DO THAT..

Thanks, I'm here all night...

apple hardware updates (-1, Troll)

Joe The Dragon (967727) | more than 7 years ago | (#16113226)

apple need to get up to speed of dell, hp, gateway, and othere with thay want to make it the pc world waiting for set show time like they did in the g4 and g5 days is not going to work with x86 cpu and where is the head less mac with more power then a mini but not as much as the mac pro?

Re:apple hardware updates (3, Funny)

John Nowak (872479) | more than 7 years ago | (#16113413)

Here, have some, you may need them one day: ................

i bet it is macbook and macbook pro updates (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16113445)

i ordered a macbook on sep 5th. "ships in 5-7 business days it said". yesterday i called to see what's up. they upgraded my shipping to 2 day. thanks apple! then today i get this email:

Due to an unexpected delay, we were unable to ship your product(s) by
the date originally quoted to you. We now anticipate shipping the
following item(s) as follows:

      MA472LL/A, MB 13/2.0/2X256/80/SD:BLACK-USA
      will now ship by Sep 26, 2006
      and deliver by Sep 29, 2006

this seems a little too good to be true.

Re:i bet it is macbook and macbook pro updates (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16114901)

Wow, Let me get this straight. Apple has failed to ship your product on time, and has rescheduled the delivery date a couple weeks further into the future (meanwhile apple.com still shows your new laptop will ship tomorrow if you order now), and your reaction is "it seems a little too good to be true". So you actually think that a manufacturing delay is going to translate into Apple giving you a free upgrade to a better processor that they haven't even released yet? Wow man, I want some of what you're smoking.

Don't you think it's more likely that if core 2 duo is iminent, they're going to kick your crappy ass box out the door as soon as possible so they don't get stuck with the outdaded hardware? We're talking about a for profit business here people, wake up.

Re:i bet it is macbook and macbook pro updates (1)

argent (18001) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118213)

So you actually think that a manufacturing delay is going to translate into Apple giving you a free upgrade to a better processor that they haven't even released yet?

Absolutely. Apple is notorious for dropping production early and shipping the new product to the people who had ordered the old one, for the same price. It's a win-win situation: they get to avoid being stuck with a load of old product on hand, and the customer gets a better system than they expected.

Re:i bet it is macbook and macbook pro updates (1)

yuriismaster (776296) | more than 7 years ago | (#16114912)

Hah, the first time someone's been happy about a 1.5-week shipping delay....

Re:i bet it is macbook and macbook pro updates (1)

C0rinthian (770164) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116707)

My laptop has been in TX for repair, showing "Parts on order" since 9/5/06.

Remember QuickTake? (2, Interesting)

jevvim (826181) | more than 7 years ago | (#16114844)

It's been nine years since Apple has produced a digital still camera, but Apple was an early innovator in the field (even if other companies, like Kodak, did the manufacturing). Rather than hope for new notebooks or the mythical "widescreen iPod", I'm going to hope that Apple is getting back into the digital still camera market. Perhaps the secret to Apeture's success could be getting people to use a digital camera that extends the desktop workflow into the camera?

Cringely is predicting LCD TVs (1)

beetle496 (677137) | more than 7 years ago | (#16122390)

Here [pbs.org] and there [pbs.org] Cringely predicted Apple branded LCD TVs. He got the other details right. The TVs don't fit with the photog theme, so if it happens, I think that it will be the next special event between now and Xmas.
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